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Knit, Crochet, and Build Skills at Jorstad Creek with our studio classes in 2019

Introducing new beginning knitting and crochet classes for the complete novice or those who want more confidence in their skills… March we kick off knitting and crochet instruction here at the Jorstad Creek Studio. We would love to be part of your crafting education! We plan… Continue Reading “Knit, Crochet, and Build Skills at Jorstad Creek with our studio classes in 2019”

Spinning Class Schedule is Up!

Corrected dates – see below. Join us for a spinning class in December or January. Madison and Leanna are teaming up to offer our beginning spindle class. We’ve also added a “next step” class on plying that will help you get those singles into a fabulous… Continue Reading “Spinning Class Schedule is Up!”

Basic Mini-Sweater Ornament

Jorstad Creek Basic Mini-sweater Pattern by Kerry Graber Materials:    Sock Yarn Needles:      US #1 or #2 Notions:       Safety Pins, darning needle Instructions:  Body from the bottom up Using knitted-on cast-on method, cast on 32 stitches and divide on to 3 needles. Join by knitting… Continue Reading “Basic Mini-Sweater Ornament”

Star Pony free pattern

Make this simple knitted hair band to embellish your summer “up doo”.     Materials Yarn:  Jorstad Creek “Moonstruck” – 100% Tencel DK or any yarn with sparkle or shine in a DK weight! Needles:  US# 7 double pointed needles, set of 4 Embroidery… Continue Reading “Star Pony free pattern”

Countdown to December

We know what happens … You’ve promised a scarf, a shawl, a hat, or pair of socks, maybe a pair of mitts as Christmas gifts.  Now it is December and you wish you had all that time from last summer to get started on… Continue Reading “Countdown to December”

Jorstad Jaunts and Studio Celebrations

Read about our comfy couch, expanded hours, and summer events!

Spring Class Schedule is here! Email jorstadcreek@comcast.net to register.

Overdye Saturdays in April 7, May 5, June 2 – 11 am to 3 pm. Free with donation to Great Steppe Fiber Project! Bring your tired old unloved skeins! With your input we’ll do our best to make them beautiful and fresh again. Donation… Continue Reading “Spring Class Schedule is here! Email jorstadcreek@comcast.net to register.”

Remember we’re at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma this weekend! Thursday 2/15 through Sunday 2/18! The Studio is closed so come see us in Tacoma!

MadronaFiberArts.com

Changes at the Studio

In November here in Olympia we said goodbye to a Knitting hub and institution, local yarn and fabric store Canvas Works. This past year has seen many long established yarn stores close, sometimes due to financial stress after a long slog through the recession,… Continue Reading “Changes at the Studio”

Mushroom Dye Workshop at the Studio!

Alissa Allen, experienced mushroom dyer and instructor is coming to teach! Join us on October 29 at the Jorstad Creek Dye Studio for a day of instruction on the collection, preparation, and use of mushrooms to dye yarn and fabric. This full day class… Continue Reading “Mushroom Dye Workshop at the Studio!”

Great Steppe Fiber Project

A scoping project to establish a fiber company in Mongolia based on the principles of Fair Trade

Jorstad Creek

A yarn and fiber company.

whit::knits

(and crochets, and stitches, and is otherwise generally crafty)

KDD & co

Award-winning Scottish publishing and design

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

Interweaving life with fiber arts! (Photograph by Carly Moskat.)

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